3 Tools to Make You A Happier and Healthier Gamer

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 27, 2015
3 Tools to Make You A Happier and Healthier Gamer

Here on the BFG Blog we’ve been talking about how games themselves can be healthy for the mind and body. For example, a game that treats lazy eye in both kids and adults is being developed by a major video game publisher – giving games for health more credibility and creating a lot of buzz …Read more

10 International Video Game Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

Posted by Krista Lofgren on March 16, 2015
10 International Video Game Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

Penny Arcade Expo AUS (PAX) Location: Melbourne, AUS Dates: October 30 – November 1, 2015 Penny Arcade Expo, arguably the most important video game convention in the world, expanded from North America to Australia in 2013. Thousands of attendees flock to the convention for tournaments, game-play, concerts, exhibits by top gaming companies, and cosplay. PAX …Read more

Learn Better, Faster, and Stronger By Playing Video Games

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 9, 2015
Learn Better, Faster, and Stronger By Playing Video Games

The amount of time we spend playing video games every day is on the rise: between 2008 and 2013, our daily game consumption increased 28% and is expected to increase by another 23% by 2018. As electronic gaming has grown in popularity over the last three decades we’ve heard all the ways it might harm …Read more

Top 5 Gaming Headsets Under $100

Posted by Jacob St. Martin on February 18, 2015
Top 5 Gaming Headsets Under $100

So, you want a headset for gaming, but have run into a common complication: life is expensive. Gas costs money, food costs money, rent costs money, and student loans rarely pay themselves off. After doing some research, it turns out that the best gaming headsets cost north of $100.00, which also happens to be north …Read more

University Projects: The Future of Video Games

Posted by Krista Lofgren on February 3, 2015
University Projects: The Future of Video Games

Attention college-bound seniors! You’ve very likely sent in your last application and are now spending time stressing over acceptances, finances, and that pesky thing called your future. We here at Big Fish would like to help! Some of you are looking at a future in Video Games, and a better path you couldn’t choose (clearly …Read more

Are Video Games Too Long?

Posted by Krista Lofgren on January 22, 2015
Are Video Games Too Long?

In the most recent PBS Game/Show video, host Jamin Warren tackled the question of whether video games are too long (with some games taking over 50 – 100 hours to complete). Jamin concludes that some long games are fine, but that we should limit the amount of epic length games that are released and come …Read more

Love in the Virtual Worlds

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on December 13, 2014
Love in the Virtual Worlds

If you’ve ever read the Everquest or World of Warcraft Widows mailing lists (a bit of a guilty pleasure), you’d think that the road to nowhere good (really fast) has an online role-playing game at every bend:  players leaving otherwise satisfying real life relationships to selfishly seek their romantic pleasure online.  It all starts innocently …Read more

13 Iconic Video Game Scenes Built Out of Lego Parts

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 17, 2014
13 Iconic Video Game Scenes Built Out of Lego Parts

Lego blocks. Video games. Two great tastes that go great together, especially when you can combine them for maximum childhood nostalgia. Here are a thirteen glorious video game scenes lovingly recreated by fans who happen to be talented Lego masters. Be sure to look between the lines: an awe-inspiring level of detail, creativity, and problem …Read more

Thrill of the Chase: What Are Blind Box Mystery Mini Toys?

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 8, 2014
Thrill of the Chase: What Are Blind Box Mystery Mini Toys?

Remember those sticker and gumball machines at pizza joints and grocery stores when you were a kid? Put a quarter in, turn the crank, and hope that that extra-sparkly sticker will be delivered to your little hands. You had no idea which item was going to come out of the machine. It could be anything! …Read more

5 Reasons to Try Mobile Gaming

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 22, 2014
5 Reasons to Try Mobile Gaming

You know, for such a small device, the iPhone sure packs a pretty big punch. No, we don't mean your phone is going to start fights with you. However, it has had a pretty significant impact on the entertainment world.Read more

Video Game Back to School Supplies for Every Gamer

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on September 15, 2014
Video Game Back to School Supplies for Every Gamer

Remember when you were in grade school and you had the choice between colors, movie characters, or MAYBE some early Nintendo characters on your school supplies? Thanks to demand and custom production technology, kids have a ton of options for their school supplies these days. The start of the school year doesn’t have to bring …Read more

The History of Video Game Conventions

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 28, 2014
The History of Video Game Conventions

It’s convention fever here at Big Fish. With PAX Prime just around the corner (we really mean it, only 1.9 miles from Big Fish Seattle), everyone is excited to know the newest in games and gaming. As Pax readies to showcase the absolute best in indie gaming, like the PAX10 here, we got curious about …Read more